Hop 'Til You Drop (Jules \u0026 Bun Mystery #3) By J.M. Griffin

When an Easter egg hunt becomes a crime scene, it’s up to Jules and Bun to crack the case . . .

Juliette “Jules” Bridge is devoted to rabbit rescue and rehabilitation on her beloved Fur Bridge Farm in rural New Hampshire, but she also likes to do volunteer work wherever and whenever she can. This spring she’s offered to help hide painted eggs at the Hop ’Til You Drop Easter egg hunt—and of course she’s bringing along her black-and-white rabbit, Bun. In fact, he insists on it. Jules knows, because Bun communicates with her telepathically . . .

But their egg hiding is disrupted by a hare-raising scene: their unpleasant supervisor, Della Meany, lies peacefully on the grass with stems of Lily of the Valley on her chest, surrounded by garishly decorated Easter eggs. Is someone sending a message by staging the corpse? As they begin to examine the crime scene, Jules spots a tall, two-legged rabbit fleeing into the woods. Perhaps late for an important date? If their prime suspect is a person in an Easter Bunny costume, it seems a safe bet the killer is a real basket case. Jules and Bun will need to put their heads together—because the hunt is on . . . Hop 'Til You Drop (Jules \u0026 Bun Mystery #3)

REVIEW Hop 'Til You Drop (Jules \u0026 Bun Mystery #3)

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Juliette “Jules” Bridge and her very special black and white bunny, Bun, are back just in time for Easter. Jules has been recruited to help with the community’s Hop ’Til You Drop Easter Egg Hunt and Bun is excited to go along to point out all the fabulous places to hide the eggs for the children to find. While on the trail hiding eggs in their assigned area Bun hops off and makes a gruesome discovery. A dead body! The woman was in charge of the people hiding the eggs for the event. She was a cantankerous lady but who would kill her and leave her lying in the grass with Lilies of the Valley on her chest and surrounded by some really ugly painted Easter eggs. Jules scopes out the scene and witnesses a tall two-legged rabbit running into the woods. Could someone in that rabbit costume be the murderer? Jules and Bun are on the case to find out.

Bun stole my heart in Left Fur Dead and I love him even more now. Having a pet that can communicate so clearly telepathically is a real treat. Bun is truly Jules’s partner in many aspects of her life. Sure he helps her investigate murders but he also helps on the Fur Bridge Farm. He has keen insight to not only the other rabbits but the humans as well. He is really a cool animal. I love the interactions between Bun and Jules.

Fur Bridge Farm is becoming a real hopping place with Jessica’s veterinary business on-site and Molly offering classes in the shop. There is also a bunch of brand new bunnies taking up residence. Sheriff Carver is back too and his wife is “costing him a fortune” with all the classes she is taking. They are a happy couple though and he would do anything for her.

Sheriff Carver is around a lot because there has been another murder and he knows Jules is a great source of information. The deceased was not well-liked so there could be many suspects. With Jules and Bun already involved in the hop, they can keep their eyes and ears open to hopefully pare down the list. I became focused on someone early along with the method of murder. There were several twists but my decision didn’t waver. I still was surprised I was right when we reached the reveal.

Ms. Griffin writes such entertaining stories and Hop ‘Til You Drop is another fine addition to this fun series. Bun and Jules are characters I can’t wait to visit again. 9781496720597 Hop 'Til You Drop is the third installment in the Jules & Bun Mystery series set in small town New Hampshire and featuring rabbit rescuer, Juliette Jules Bridge and her pet rabbit, Bun. Springtime has come to Windermere and Jules has been invited to participate in the Hop 'Til You Drop Easter Egg Hunt and festival.

The day of the Egg Hunt Jules and Bun are busy hiding eggs for the kids when Bun stumbles upon the dead body of festival committee member, Della Meeny. The woman had a reputation for being a meanie but she didn't deserve to be murdered and Jules has a sneaking suspicion that the person dressed in a rabbit costume hopping away from the scene is the killer. As Jules and Bun investigate they find another body - is someone stashing bodies like eggs?

A fast paced plot with the return of series regulars, veterinarian Jessica, fiber arts specialist Molly and Sheriff Carver. I still am struggling as to why nobody ever comes to Fur Bridge Farm to visit with or adopt the rabbits, but plenty of people come to take the crafting classes. Please, please can Jules start finding the perfect homes for the rabbits? Readers new to the series might find a talking rabbit a little hard to digest - but the interaction between Bun and Jules is a delightful addition to the series.

I received an advanced copy of Hop 'Til You Drop from NetGalley via Kensington Publishing. While not required to write a review I am happy to offer my honest opinion. 9781496720597 The publisher's blurb is pretty good for starters, but the mystery is well crafted and full of twists and red herrings that hold the reader's interest from beginning to end. Bun is an intelligent and fun pet bunny who communicates with Jules (who has a bunny rescue farm and entertainment business) telepathically. This time Jules and friends are involved involved in a special Easter egg hunt and Jules is the one who finds the first body. And the second as well. I really loved this one, too!
I requested and received a free ebook copy from Kensington Books via NetGalley. Thank you! 9781496720597 If you like cozy mysteries with a difference, then look no further! I loved this cozy by J.M. Griffin with its unusual telepathic rabbit. Hop 'Til You Drop, the 3rd instalment in a terrific series, is set in a quaint New Hampshire town.

Juliette ‘Jules’ Bridge owns and runs a sanctuary for rescued rabbits. In this instalment, Jules is helping out with this year's Easter egg hunt and festival. Whilst hiding the eggs for the children to find, her black and white rabbit, Bun, stumbles over a dead body - it's festival committee member Della Meeny. Jules and Bun begin investigating, then they find another body...

Jules is well-drawn and very likeable in terms of her fearlessness and determination but her decision-making is extremely flawed as she regularly finds herself in undesirable situations. Bun, Jules’ telepathic black and white rabbit has a penchant for sleuthing, assisting Jules to solve crimes in their community. Bun is sweet, very wise and observant, though garrulous and stole many a scene from the other characters all of whom are fascinating in themselves. The pacing is perfect for the story and with an effortlessly transitioning plot-line, the suspense builds as the story progresses, right up until the surprising conclusion. I just had to keep turning those pages and I didn’t guess the identity of the perpetrator in this fantastic mystery, although I had them on my plausible suspect list.

I’m game to see what shenanigans Jules and Bun get into next and if you’re looking for an alternative cozy mystery read, then I heartily recommend Hop 'Til You Drop.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel at my request from Kensington Books via NetGalley and this review is my own unbiased opinion. 9781496720597 I read the first Jules and Bun book prior to reading this one and I was on the fence about the series. However, after reading this one I have decided it is one I will continue to follow for as long as they are written.

Jules Bridge, being a rabbit farmer, is invited to participate in the community event Hop Til You Drop, Easter festivities hosted by the town council for families. She readily agrees and in the process of hiding the eggs, finds the extremely unlikeable supervisor dead and a giant rabbit running away from the scene. Bun snaps into action and wants to investigate and solve the case but Jules is not so sure. However, when more bodies keep turning up and Jules is attacked, she and Bun cannot stay away from sleuthing.

This was a fun book to read. Although the premise of Bun being able to communicate is a little silly, it adds to the whimsy of the story. I did question one time when Jules said his voice dripped with sarcasm. Do bunnies know how to be sarcastic? I also like that he makes jokes. I wish we had heard a little more about Petra, one of Jules' rabbits and her kits but maybe they will be more focal in the next story.

I guessed a little of the end twist but for the most part, I was surprised at the ending (which is a good thing). Definitely recommend this book for cozy mystery lovers and animal fanciers. My thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC. Opinions in this review are my own. 9781496720597

This is a cozy mystery, and this is the 3rd book in the Jules and Bun Mystery series. I have not read the first or second book in this series, but I did not feel I was missing anything. I really loved the Bun character, but who want not love a bunny character. Bun can talk to Jules by telepathically. I found the fact Bun can talk to Jules telepathically fun and a different take. I really enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed the mystery part of this book, but I have to be honest I loved the rabbit rescue and rehabilitation parts of the book the best. This book was really well-written, and it had some very fun characters. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Kensington Publishing Corporation) or author (J.M. Griffin) via NetGalley, so I can give honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that. 9781496720597 While hiding eggs for an Easter Egg Hunt, rabbit rescue owner Juliette Bridge and her telepathic rabbit come across a body and spot someone in a bunny suit fleeing the scene.

Well-developed characters and an intriguing plot.

A clean, fun read.
9781496720597 I enjoyed the story, however I am sad it was the third and final book in the series. I felt the author had a lot more to tell. Bun was a really smart and cute character, if a bit needy. I really enjoyed the main characters and the yarn shop, also. 9781496720597 Hop ‘Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin is the third book of the cozy Jules & Bun Mystery series. While this series mainly falls into the cozy mystery genre it does have a touch of fantasy to it in the fact it has a talking bunny helping the protagonist solve crime. As with most cozy series each book in this series will contain it’s own mystery that will be solved within the book so they all may be read as a standalone or in any order if choosing to do so. There will be some character building that carries over from book to book for those that follow the series from the beginning.

In the first book of the series, Left Fur Dead, readers were introduced to Juliette “Jules” Bridge who is the owner of Fur Bridge Farm in New Hampshire which she has lovingly turned into a rescue for rabbits. Jules is willing to take on any rabbit needing her care and rehabilitates those injured or abused.While Jules tends to all those in her care she does share a special connection with one particular bunny named Bun. When Jules first took in Bun she didn’t think it was possible but Bun is able to speak with Jules telepathically.

Jules and Bun have been working well together solving the murders in their small town without anyone else knowing Bun can communicate with Jules. This time around Jules and Bun are participating in the town’s annual Easter egg hunt enjoying their day when they happen upon the body of Della Meany, the supervisor for the egg hunt. As Jules looks around after finding the body she sees someone fleeing in an Easter Bunny costume. With another murderer on the loose Jules and Bun are back to investigating the crime.

I have been following the Jules & Bun mystery series since the beginning as I found that it was one of those quirky and comedic cozies that I always enjoy the most. I absolutely love that one of the main characters focusing on in this series is a cute and cuddly rabbit who loves putting his nose into the investigations but of course I also enjoy the main character, Jules, too. I’d definitely recommend this series to those who like myself love a bit of a twist to a normal cozy mystery genre read.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/ 9781496720597 This is the third book in the Jules and Bun Mystery series.
Centered around an Easter outing we find Jules and her telepathic rabbit that communicates with her on the case of another murder.
It read sort of like a fantasy book with a communicating rabbit.
Lots of twists and turns I did not see coming this was a fun cozy mystery to read. I will need to go back and read the others in this series as well.

Pub Date 23 Feb 2021
I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you.
All opinions expressed are my own.